Friday, October 08, 2010

The movie that best portrays Australia and Australians

According to Australians, The Castle is the movie to watch for anyone wanting to know what Australia is all about:

Australians have applied "the law of bloody commonsense" to vote Darryl Kerrigan as the film character that most represents who we are as a nation.

Over one third of people (37 per cent) believe The Castle - the 1997 film about a working class Melbourne family's fight to save their home - best represents the real Australia, according to a nationwide survey released on Wednesday.

Darryl Kerrigan, the movie's working class patriarch played by Michael Caton, was the favourite Aussie film character for 23 per cent of the 1003 people surveyed.

Crocodile Dundee, played by Paul Hogan, won 21 per cent of the vote while Muriel (Toni Collette) from Muriel's Wedding came third with 17 per cent.

It's good to see that the cliched blockbuster Australia wasn't in the running.


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